Sharon loves sitting down at the piano and adding a 'sparkle' to events with her music. She began playing dinner piano music at the Garden Court Restaurant and the French Cafe in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sharon has worked with hundreds of event planners and wedding planners as well as brides and grooms. She has performed at the major hotels, reception halls and conference centers in the Twin Cities. For over 20 years she has performed for corporate events, private parties and weddings in Minneapolis, St. Paul and throughout central Minnesota, including St. Cloud and the Brainerd resort area.
Sharon has a wonderful repertoire of music for all occasions including pop, jazz standards, swing, Broadway, light classical, new age, Latin, Celtic, music from all decades, and wedding music.
No piano? No problem! Sharon can set up her portable pianos and sound systems for indoor or outdoor events. Her portable pianos have 'state-of-the-art' sound quality.
Are musical talent, professionalism, reliability, and communication important qualities in the musician you hire? If so, Sharon would love to hear about your plans and discuss how her music can provide the perfect musical setting for your event!
Sharon Planer: Pianist
George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Michael Buble, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Weber, The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Phil Coulter, Enya. Pop, Jazz Standards, Swing, Broadway, Contemporary Hits, Latin, Celtic, New Age.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 300 minutes
Sharon will work with you and your event planner to ensure that her music reflects the theme and mood of your event. Sharon will also contact your event location. You can depend on Sharon to arrive 20-30 minutes early so she is prepared to start playing before the stated start time. Sharon will create a beautiful musical setting for your guests to enjoy.
Access to one electrical outlet. If I need to set up my portable piano and speakers, I need at the minimum a 5x5 foot area.
If the facility provides the piano, it should be in tune. If Sharon provides her portable piano, she needs access to one electrical outlet. The space needed for her portable piano & bench area is 5' across and 4' deep. If she needs to set up her powered speakers, each speaker is on a tripod stand, the base of each stand is approx 3' x 3' x 3'.
Sharon's silent portable generator allows music and PA at remote sites that have no access to electricity. Please specify your request for the generator at the time you hire Sharon.
Reception & Party Music Song List
This is a brief list of some of the more popular requests. Sharon has an extensive repertoire including contemporary and classic Pop, Jazz, Swing, Broadway, Latin, Salsa, Celtic, Klezmer, light Classical and music from every decade. Sharon welcomes requests!
100 Years / Five For Fighting The Girl from Ipanema / Antonio Carlos Jobim Overjoyed / Stevie Wonder
All Blues / Miles Davis Gonna Fly Now - them from 'Rocky' / Bill Conti Piano Man / Billy Joel
Always / Irving Berlin Good Morning Starshine - musical, 'Hair' Pride and Joy / Stevie Ray Vaughn
Ain't Misbehavin' / Fats Waller Great Balls of Fire / Jerry Lee Lewis River Flows in You /Yiruma
All I Ask of You Andrew Lloyd Weber Hove I Told You Lately / Van Morrison Sambe De Orfeu / Paul Desmond
All My Loving / Lennon, McCartney Hound Dog / Elvis Satin Doll / Duke Ellington
All You Need is Love / Lennon, McCartney How Sweet It Is / James Taylor, Marvin Gaye Sentimental Journey / Les Brown
Amazed / Lonestar I Can See Clearly Now / Johnny Nash Someone to Watch Over Me / George Gershwin
Arthur's Theme / Burt Bacharach I Do It For You (Everything I Do /Bryan Adams Somewhere Out There / Linda Ronstadt
As Time Goes By / Rudy Vallee I Don't Want to Miss a Thing / Aerosmith The Sound of Music / Richard Rodgers
At Last / Etta James I See You - Theme from 'Avatar' / Leona Lewis Summertime / George Gershwin
Bless the Broken Road / Rascal Flatts I Won't Last a Day Without You / Carpenters Take the "A" Train / Billy Strayhorn
Blue Skies / Irving Berlin Impressions / John Coltrane Taking a Chance on Love / Frank Sinatra
Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Elton John In a Sentimental Mood / Duke Ellington That's Amore / Dean Martin
Chariots of Fire / Vangelis In My Life / Lennon, McCartney That's How You Know - Disney film, 'Enchanted'
Chasing Cars / Snow Patrol Just the Way You Are / Billy Joel The Impossible Dream - musical, The Man of La Mancha
Chattanooga Choo Choo / Glenn Miller La Vie En Rose / Edith Piaf The Odd Couple, theme from / Neil Hefti
Claire de Lune / Debussy The Lady is a Tramp / Richard Rodgers The Way You Look Tonight / Jerome Kern
Circle of Life / Elton John Last Date / Floyd Cramer Theme from Cheers / the tv series theme song
Clocks / Coldplay Linus and Lucy / Vince Guaraldi This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) / Natalie Cole
Colors of the Wind / Alan Menken The Look of Love / Burt Bacharach Through the Years / Kenny Rogers
Come Away With Me / Nora Jones Meditation / Antonia Carlos Jobim To Make You Feel My Love / Bob Dylan
Come Fly With Me / Sinatra Memory - the musical, 'Cats' / Andrew Lloyd Weber Truly, Madly, Deeply / Savage Garden
Country Gardens / Percy Grainger Mercy, Mercy, Mercy / Cannonball Adderly Unchained Melody / The Righteous Brothers
Crazy / Willie Nelson Misty / Erroll Garner Under the Sea - Disney film, 'The Little Mermaid'
Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Van Morrison / Buble Mona Lisa / Nat King Cole Unforgettable / Nat King Cole
Dancing Queen / ABBA Moon River / Henry Mancini Valentine / Jim Brickman
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) / traditional Irish More - film, 'Mondo Cane' Walkin' in Memphis / Marc Cohn
Don't Cry for Me Argentina Music Box Dancer / Frank Mills Wave / Antonio Carols Jobim
Don't Know Why / Nora Jones The Music of the Night / Andrew Lloyd Weber What a Wonderful World / Louis Armstrong
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me / Elton John My Funny Valentine / Richard Rodgers When I Fall in Love / Victor Young
Don't Stop Believing / Journey My Girl / The Temptations When You Say Nothing At All / Alison Kraus
Endless Love / Lionel Ritchie New York State of Mind / Billy Joel Wind Beneath My Wings Gary Morris
Everybody Loves Somebody / Dean Martin Night and Day / Cole Porter With a Little Help From My Friends / Paul McCartney
Evergreen / Barbra Streisand Night Train / Oscar Peterson Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton
Eye of the Tiger Norwegian Wood / Lennon, McCartney You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Stevie Wonder
Feels Like Home / Randy Newman On the Wings of Love / Jeffrey Osborne You Raise Me Up / Josh Groban
Fields of Gold / Sting One Hand, One Heart -W Side Story / Leonard Bernstein You're Beautiful / James Blunt
Fly Me to the Moon /Sinatra Only Time / Enya 2001 Space Odyssey 'sprach Zarathustra'/Richard Strauss
For Good - the musical, 'Wicked' / Stephen Schwartz Over the Rainbow / Harold Arlen
Wedding Ceremony Music Song List
Sharon has a full repertoire of wedding music including traditional favorites and also a variety of contemporary, country, new age and some unknown 'gems' that she has discovered. Sharon welcomes special requests!
100 Years / Five for Fighting Heavenly Day / Patty Griffin Psalm XIX / Benedetto Marcello
Air from "Water Music Suite" Hornpipe from "Water Music Suite" / George F. Handel Rainbow Connection / 'The Muppet Movie'
Air on the G String / JS Bach How Sweet It Is / James Taylor, Marvin Gaye Revelation Song / Kari Jobe
All I Ask of You / Andrew Lloyd Weber Hymne / Vangelis Right Here Waiting / Richard Marx
All I Want is You / U2 How Beautiful / Twila Paris Rondeau / Jean-Joseph Mouret
Amadeus, Ecco la marcia / W. A. Mozart I Believe in You and Me / Whitney Houston Sheep May Safely Graze / JS Bach
Amazed / Lonestar I Can Only Imagine / Mercy Me Shine on Us / Michael W. Smith
Andante Grazioso / W. A. Mozart I Can't Stop Loving You / Ray Charles Sleepers, Wake / JS Bach
Angel Eyes / Jim Brickman I Could Not Ask For More / Ed McCain Somewhere / from 'West Side Story'
Arioso / JS Bach I See You - theme from 'Avatar' Somewhere Out There / Linda Ronstadt
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, The / George F. Handel I Will Be Here / Steven Curtis Chapman Songbird / Fleetwood Mac
Ave Maria / Franz Schubert If Not For You / Bob Dylan St. Elmo's Fire, Love Theme from / David Foster
Bach Concertos I'll Still Be Loving You / Restless Heart Storybook Love - from 'The Princess Bride'
Because You Loved Me / Celine Dion Intermezzo from 'Cavalleria Rusticana' / Pietro Mascagno The Prayer / Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster
Bless the Broken Road / Rascal Flatts In My Life / Lennon, McCartney The Swan / Camille Saint-Saens
Bridal Chorus (traditional) / Richard Wagner In This Very Room / Ron & Carol Harris The Wedding Song / Paul Stookey
Bridal March (contemporary) / Jonathan Cain Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring / JS Bach This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) / Natalie Cole
Canon in D / Johann Pachelbel Just the Way You Are / Billy Joel This Will Be Our Year / Zombies
Can't Help Falling in Love / Elvis Presley Kissing You / Des'ree Threads of Love / Lorie Line
Chasing Cars / Snow Patrol La Rejouissance from "Royal Fireworks Music" / Handel Through the Eyes of Love / Marvin Hamlisch
Claire de Lune / Claude Debussy La Vie En Rose / Edith Piaf Through the Years / Kenny Rogers, Lionel Ritchie
Come Away With Me / Nora Jones Let the Rest of the World Go By / Ernest Ball To Make You Feel My Love / Bob Dylan
Come What May / from 'Moulin Rouge' Let the River Run/ from 'Working Girl', Carly Simon Trumpet Tune / Henry Purcell
Crazy Love / Van Morrison, Michael Buble Light My Fire / The Doors Two is Better Than One / Boys Like Girls & Taylor Swift
Dona Nobis Pacem / traditional Latin The Lord's Prayer / Malotte Valentine / Jim Brickman
Don't Know Why / Nora Jones Love Never Fails You / Brandon Heath Watermark / Enya
Endless Love / Lionel Richie March - from 'Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach' Wedding Bells / Jim Brickman
Everything I Do / theme from 'Robin Hood' Marry Me / Train Wedding Day at Troldhaugen / Edvard Grieg
Fanfare for the Common Man / Aaron Copeland Mozart Sonatinas Wedding March / Felix Mendelssohn
Feels Like Home / Randy Newman Music of the Night / from 'Phantom of the Opera' Wedding Processional - musical, 'The Sound of Music'
Forever in Love / Kenny G Ode to Joy / Ludwig Van Beethoven When You Say Nothing at All / Allison Krauss
Four Seasons (various selections) / Antonio Vivaldi On the Wings of Love / Jeffrey Osborne When You Say You Love Me / Josh Groban
From This Moment On / Shania Twain One Hand, One Heart / from'West Side Story' Who Am I / Casting Crowns
Gift of Love, The / Hal Hopson Only Time / Enya Winter Song / Sara Bareilles
Glasgow Love Theme - from 'Love Actually' Overjoyed / Stevie Wonder With Trumpets and Horns / George F. Handel
God Gave Me You / Blake Shelton Parents Prayer / Greg Davis Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton
Happy Together / The Turtles Part of Your World / from "The Little Mermaid' You Raise Me Up / Josh Groban
Have I Told You Lately / Van Morrison Prince of Denmark's March / Jeremiah Clarke You're Beautiful / James Blunt
2006: 118 gigs
2007: 109 gigs
2008: 113 gigs
2009: 108 gigs
2010: 122 gigs
2011: 133 gigs
2012: 150 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Launch Party, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Sporting Event, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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